The sales of diesel fall in Europe and Nissan is already thinking about deleting this type of thrusters of their catalog gradually. The japanese manufacturer electrified its range, although it promises the continuity of the diesel for a few more years.
Ldiesel engines are suffering a slow death in Europe, a market where the petrol engines take more prominence. Last week, the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers released the sales figures for the first quarter of this 2018 and the data revealed a considerable drop in the demand of diesel vehicles in the entire region.
Nissan believes that the demand for cars with diesel engines will fall increasingly over the next few years, due to the concern of the customers by increasing taxes and restrictions of income to the cities that this type of vehicle will have in several countries.
The japanese manufacturer has announced the gradual withdrawal of the propellant diesel of the old continent and in its place will opt for expand their family of models purely electric.
The decline of the diesel is progressive and if the japanese manufacturer does not believe that the demand for this type of vehicle is stopped in a sudden manner, these changes in strategy will have consequences, as some sources point out that Nissan plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its factory in Sunderland, the largest automobile factory in the United Kingdom, just the product of the decrease in the demand of diesel vehicles in the markets of Europe.
of course for many customers in Europe, the diesel will continue to be your main preference and thus Nissan plans to continue offering this type of engines in its range of vehicles. But in the roadmap of the japanese firm the electric motors will be the protagonists of the next few years, as Nissan plans a strong impetus to the electrification of its range.
laws becoming more strict in terms of pollutant emissions are driving the electrification of vehicles, and this is already affecting most of the major manufacturers. However, the infrastructure to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles has not yet reached the optimal levels in several countries of the old continent.